Statistics on the size and characteristics of the school workforce in state-funded schools.
Reference Id: SFR11/2010
Publication type: Statistical First Release
Release date: 26 May 2010
Coverage status: Provisional
Publication status: Published
This annual SFR provides the first release of provisional January 2010 school workforce data. It includes standard tables for January 2000 to 2010 on:
Support staff numbers
Pupil: teacher ratios (PTR) and pupil: adult ratios (PARs)
Teacher sickness absence.
Publication was later this year due to the need to combine data from those local authorities using the existing 618g survey with those proving information via the new School Workforce Census, (SWF). 83 of the 152 local authorities have provided full information in this new format. Due to the changes in the data collection method a later submission deadline was set and the revised publication date follows from that.
Additional local authority level tables were added on 29 September 2010 covering teacher, teaching assistant and other support staff numbers, pupil to teacher and pupil to adult ratios, (PTR and PAR), and teacher ethnicity. Local authority tables covering teacher vacancies and teacher sickness absence are not included for data quality reasons (see paragraphs 10 to 18 in the Notes to Editors section of the statistical first release). The existing national level tables for the overall school workforce, support staff and PTR/PAR were also revised. Other tables remain provisional.
Additional tables were added 21 October 2010 covering teacher flows, teachers in service, teachers’ pay, retirements and out-of-service teachers aged under 60.